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Thursday, August 12, 2010

THIS IS US TOUR: McCartney, Backstreet Boys, Green Day Featured

MONTREAL -- There's lots to choose from on the Montreal summer and fall performing arts stage.

The incomparable Paul McCartney plays the Bell Centre tonight. Tickets cost between $59.50 to $250.

The Backstreet Boys make a comeback turn at the Bell Centre Aug. 15. Tickets are $49.50 and $69.50.

Les Grands Concerts Militaires presents the Russian Cossack State Dance Company on tour at Place des Arts Aug. 20 and 21, with tickets costing $41 to $53.

The musical "Cats" returns to Place des Arts Aug. 20 through 22. Tickets cost $60 and $80.

Green Day plays the Jacques Cartier Pier in the Old Port Aug. 21. Advance tickets are $57.50.

Pop funsters the Scissor Sisters play Metropolis Aug. 29 for $29.50.

The Jonas Brothers play the Bell Centre Sept. 5. Tickets range from $35.50 to $99.50.

The Fab Four, or at least the next best thing, The Beatles Experience play Place des Art Sept. 11. Tickets are $42.

The Sept. 12 Metropolis concert by iconic '80s rocker Billy Idol is already sold out.

April Wine performs at Metropolis Sept. 25. Tickets cost $32.50.

Opera de Montreal presents "Rigoletto" at Place des Arts Sept. 25 and 29, as well as Oct. 2, 4, 7 and 9. Tickets cost $42 to $119.

Danse Danse presents the Japanese dance company Sankai Juku at Place des Arts Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Tickets range between $28 to $57.

Gorillaz bring their brand of techno animation to the Bell Centre Oct. 3, with admission prices from $49.50 to $90.

The Strawbs play the Outremont Theatre Oct. 7. Tickets cost $50.

Disney on Ice: Princess and Heroes brings your favorite animated characters to life at the Bell Centre with English performances Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $17 to $85.

Roger Waters: The Wall Live is presented at the Bell Centre Oct. 19, with tickets ranging from $55 to $250.

More family fun can be had with a performance by the Wiggles at the Bell Centre Oct. 28. Tickets cost $10 to $85.

British '60s singing sensation Petula Clark plays Theatre St. Denis Nov. 13. Tickets are $73 and $85.

Pop teen fun can be had when Justin Bieber takes to the Bell Centre stage Nov. 22. Tickets cost between $38.50 to $58.50.

Cirque du Soleil's Quidam plays the Bell Centre Dec. 18 through 23 and Dec. 26 through 30. Tickets range from $49 to $124.

All prices are in Canadian dollars (some prices rounded to nearest dollar; add service charges to each ticket ordered).

Bell Centre tickets are available through Evenko (formerly Gillett Entertainment Group) at (877) 668-8269 or by visiting

Some tickets are also available through Admission Ticket Network at (800) 678-5440 or at

For Club Soda, Metropolis, L'Olympia Theatre and Theatre St. Denis concerts, call Ticket Pro Canada at (514) 908-9090 or visit

Steve Howell is the author of Montreal Essential Guide, a Sutro Media iPhone travel app available at